28th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors



Executive chair

Professor Anthony P F Turner, Linköping University, Sweden

USA congress chair

Professor Frances Ligler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, USA

Organising committee

Professor Loïc J. Blum, Université Lyon 1, France

Professor Man Bock Gu, Korea University, Korea

Professor Justin Gooding, University of New South Wales, Australia

Professor Arben Merkoci, Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, Spain

Professor Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA, USA

Professor Koji Sode, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Professor Xian-En Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Local Organizing Committee

Sylvia Daunert, University of Miami, USA

Adam Heller, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Luke Lee, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA

Aydogan Ozcan, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Paul Yager, University of Washington, USA

Conference deadlines

Abstract submission deadline - 8 January 2018

Author notification deadline - 19 February 2018

Author registration deadline - 19 March 2018


Biosensors 2018 is organised and sponsored by Elsevier / Biosensors & Bioelectronics with the support of Linköping University, Sweden.

Linköping university (LiU)


Since its foundation in the 1970s, Linköping University (LiU) has established itself as an innovative and modern institution in both education and research with strong links to industry. Over the past decade, LiU has achieved rapid growth, involving the establishment of a new campus in the twin city of Norrköping. With a student population of 25,000 and 3,500 employees, LiU is one of the major universities in Sweden.

The Department of Physics, Biology and Chemistry (IFM) is one of 14 Departments at LiU and has been in operation for three decades and has expanded substantially to around 330 employees, including 40 full professors and some 130 graduate students. In addition, approximately 100 guest researchers visit every year. IFM has more than 30 years of experience in Biosensor and Chemical Sensor research, with work from key figures such as Professors Ingemar Lunström, https://people.ifm.liu.se/ingemar/ Bo Liedberg, cms.ifm.liu.se/applphys/molphys Fredrrik Winquist cms.ifm.liu.se/applphys/s-sence/people/fredrik-winquist and Carl-Fredrik Mandenius cms.ifm.liu.se/applphys/biotech resulting in many innovative technologies, such as gas-sensitive field-effect devices, electronic noses and the highly commercially successful application of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) to biosensing by Biacore.

In November 2010, IFM established a new Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre under the leadership of one of the other pioneers in the field, Professor Anthony P F Turner, www.ifm.liu.se/biosensors who moved to IFM from Cranfield University in the UK. Professor Turner led the team that developed the technology that now dominates the home blood glucose monitoring market, is Editor-In-Chief of the principal journal in the field, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, founder and Chairman of the World Congress on Biosensors and has over 750 publications and patents in the field of Biosensors. Together, the group can claim to have had some of the most significant impact on the field of Biosensors to date and continue to drive forward the boundaries of the subject and its practical application for the future.